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    Second call for

    SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EXERCISE SCIENCE

    Hosted by the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science,
    Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
    9 - 12 July, 1998.
    http://www.nhs.gu.edu.au/Conf.htm

    Oral and Poster submissions are invited for this, our second International
    Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to share research
    findings through paper and poster presentations as well as informal
    discussions and is designed to focus upon scientific questions of exercise
    science. To that end, each day will be taken up by scientific discussion
    and debate. Supporting the conference will be a social programme.

    CONFERENCE THEMES:
    -Exercise, Motor Control and Neural Plasticity
    -Exercise, Aging and Adaptation
    -Exercise and Cardiovascular Control

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
    -Prof Roger Enoka, Department of Kinesiology, University of Colorado at
    Boulder, USA.
    -Prof Loring (Larry) B. Rowell, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and
    of Medicine (Cardiology), University of Washington, USA.
    -Prof Ian McCloskey, Prince of Wales Medical Institute, Australia.
    -Prof Peter Sinnett, Emeritus Professor of Geriatrics, University of New
    South Wales, Australia.

    VENUE:
    The Second International Conference on Exercise Science will be held at the
    Gold Coast campus of Griffith University. The campus is situated in
    Parklands Drive, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, and is about 40 km
    north of Coolangatta airport (Gold Coast Airport) and about 85 km south of
    Brisbane airport. Coolangatta airport is typically "The Coast", relaxed,
    friendly and well serviced by Ansett Australia.

    The Gold Coast campus of Griffith University is small and therefore easy to
    move around, find a carpark space and access to all the university
    facilities. The campus is 4 km from the Pacific Ocean and approximately 5
    km from Surfers Paradise and the beautiful Marina Mirage restaurants and
    boutique shops.

    I look forward to welcoming you to "The Coast" and Griffith University. As
    they say, "Beautiful one day, perfect the next!"...it is true for the Gold
    Coast.

    -Professor Greg Gass, Chair, Organising Committee


    NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD:
    A noteworthy feature of the conference is the New Investigator Award for
    our brightest and newest researchers in the area of Exercise Science.

    CONFERENCE PROGRAMME:
    The Conference Programme has been structured to provide three days of
    stimulating and provocative discussions within the three conference themes:
    Exercise and Cardiovascular Control; Exercise, Aging and Adaptation and
    Exercise, Motor Control and Plasticity. The Programme will begin on
    Thursday evening with a keynote address and official welcome. This will be
    followed by scientific papers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will
    conclude with the New Investigator Award.

    Discussion and interaction will be encouraged at all levels of the
    conference. Each day will include keynote addresses from one or more of the
    invited speakers, and oral scientific presentations. On the afternoon of
    Saturday 11 July, a full poster session is proposed, supported with
    excellent Australian wines and "nibbles" to ensure easy and lively
    discussion.

    On Sunday morning, 11 July, papers will be presented by Postgraduate
    students, one of whom may win the New Investigator Award. The Conference
    will close between 1 - 2 pm Sunday with the presentation of the New
    Investigator Award. A complimentary transport service will be provided to
    take conference attendees to Brisbane and Coolangatta airports for Sunday
    afternoon flights home.

    ACCOMMODATION:
    There is no on-campus accommodation, but "the Coast" being such a popular
    holiday destination caters for all budgets from Back Packers to Five Star
    hotels.

    SOCIAL PROGRAMME:
    Supporting the conference will be a social programme. On Thursday evening
    (9 July) the Conference will open with an official address which will be
    followed by a light supper. Partners of conference registrants are welcome
    to attend the conference opening as guests of The Organising Committee. The
    conference opening will be held in Lecture Theatre 3, Griffith University,
    Gold Coast Campus, starting at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.

    Friday and Saturday evenings are free for conference participants to
    explore the many wonders and attractions of the Gold Coast, or simply just
    relax over a drink or two while sampling the delights of one of the many
    cafes or restaurants. Alternatively, Jupiter's Casino is right in the heart
    of the Gold Coast!

    CLIMATE:
    On the Coast at the time of the conference, the weather will be
    "Beautiful one day, perfect the next". You can expect an average daytime
    temperature of 22 C, dropping to approximately 12 - 14 C at night.

    REGISTRATION:
    Full Registration: $300 ($400 after 31/5/98)
    includes abstracts, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, official opening,
    transport to either Coolangatta or Brisbane airport on Sunday afternoon
    only, entrance to trade display.

    Full Day Registration: $175 ($200 after 31/5/98)
    includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch.

    Full-time Student Full Registration: $150 ($225 after 31/5/98)
    as per full registration.

    Full-time Student Day Registration: $85 ($115 after 31/5/98)
    as per full day registration.


    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
    Please contact:

    Email: B.Pettitt@nhs.gu.edu.au
    Web: http://www.nhs.gu.edu.au/Conf.htm

    Telephone:
    International: +61 7 55 948531
    National: 07 55 948531

    Fax:
    International: +61 7 55 948674
    National: 07 55 948674

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